Camp at Pioneer Trail Group Campground

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Pioneer Trail Group Campground offers groups of up to 100 people the opportunity to camp at gorgeous Pinecrest Lake in Stanislaus National Forest.

Pioneer Trail Group Campground is a true wonderland: amazing wildlife viewing opportunities, views of snow-capped mountain peaks, and a gorgeous lake filled with rainbow trout. Pinecrest Lake is perfect for fishing, boating, hiking, and swimming. The Pinecrest Lake National Recreation Trail is a leisurely 4 mile stroll around the lake. 

The campsite provides campfire rings and potable water. Winter camping is available here on a first come first serve basis. Reservations are needed from May - October, weather depending. You can reserve a group site here. The fee is $90 for a 50 person capacity site or $130 for a 100 person capacity site. 

Pack List

  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen)
  • Water / water filtration
  • Hiking boots, hiking socks (wool), trekking poles
  • Snacks, food and cookware
  • Backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
  • Medications / first aid kit
  • Headlamp
  • Camera
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Elevation Gain 5850 Feet
Activities Stand Up Paddle, Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Yoga, Swimming, Hiking, Fitness, Rock Climbing
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Picnic Area
Swimming Hole


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